June 11 - 15, 2012


University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

Virginia Conference on Algebraic Topology

Topics of the conference

Plenary Speakers

There will be additional spaces for interested speakers. If you would like to give a talk, please indicate a tentative title when registering.



Conference Reception

We will have a catered reception Monday Evening, from 6-8PM at the Solarium Room, Colonnade Club, Pavilion VII, West Lawn. The location is marked on the map in Maps & Travel. This is a beautiful space, highlighting the crown jewel of the university: The Lawn. The food will be catered by Hot Cakes.

Conference BBQ

Jack Morava and Ellen Contini have generously offered their home for a BBQ Thursday afternoon. Their home is a very short walk from the math department, and directions (and pointing) will be available at the conference.


There are a plethora of cultural and outdoorsy opportunies in and around Charlottesville. A smattering will be listed here, with more added over the conference.



All talks will be held in Clark 101 and 107.   In the hallway in front of Clark 107, there will be coffee and other refreshments provided at 9am on conference mornings, and during the long morning and afternoon breaks.


There is Wifi all over UVA's campus, and upon registration, you will be given a temporary username and password, as well as instructions for logging in.


There are limited printing facilities. If you need to print (say, boarding passes), please see a local organizer.


The Mathematics Library is located on the ground floor of Kerchof Hall, and will be open 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Brown Science and Engineering Library is located in Clark Hall and will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. For a fee, printing is available from the public computers in the Brown Library.

Registration and More Information

The Registration page is still open. Please also check the tabs above for more information about accomodations, our schedule, and maps & directions.


Funding for the conference comes from NSF Focused Research Group grant 0967649 "The Calculus of Functors and the theory of Operads: Interactions and Applications".

Additional funding is being provided by UVA Department of Mathematics and the UVA College of Arts and Sciences.

About UVA

Charlottesville is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains about 100 miles southwest of Washington, DC, and is accessible by plane and train. The central grounds of the University of Virginia were designed by American president and Univeristy founder Thomas Jefferson, and together with Jefferson's home Monticello, are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.